Attention, collectors of literary artifacts! I was approached last week by the web-based literary/conceptual-art project Significant Objects to write a short story inspired by this item--a ceramic choirboy figurine. I am not one to shy away from a wacky project, so here's the result, one long sentence about a mother, a boy, another boy, and a choirboy. The object is actually for sale on eBay. All proceeds evidently go...to me. So if you want me to have a nice lunch in a week or so, put in a bid. A neat idea, and I'm glad to be a part of it--thanks to the editors, Rob Walker and Joshua Glenn, for inviting me to join in the fun.